Mexico President Sees 10,000 Migrants a Day - Problem For Border and Sanctuary Cities (Opinion)

Tom Handy
Migrants in the Rio Grande ValleyPhoto byX (Twitter)

Mexico’s President said 10,000 migrants a day were heading to the southern border of the United States. This possibly means more migrants will try to cross the States of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. But Texas could see the majority of migrants as it has recently. 

If this is true, then Governor Greg Abbott and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser will send even more buses to sanctuary cities. This is only going to cause a bigger ripple effect in border towns and sanctuary cities which are struggling now.  

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday, migrants were coming because of the sanctions the United States placed on Latin American counties of Cuba and Venezuela. 

During the Kennedy administration, the United States placed an embargo on Cuba on February 3, 1962. The same embargo continues today under President Joe Biden with few updates according to the Washington Office of Latin America. 

President Obrador said on Monday according to The Hill:

“That’s why we’re going to keep insisting on addressing the root causes of migration, the origins, go deep, stop politicking, thinking rights are above ideology, that sanctions cannot be maintained — blockades — and that the poorest countries have to be helped.”

Last week, President Obrador said more effort has been placed on the Russia Ukraine war than Latin America according to ABC News:

“They (the U.S.) don’t do anything. It’s more, a lot more, what they authorize for the war in Ukraine than what they give to help with poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Negotiations between the United States and Mexico continues as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and other representatives discuss the current migrant situation. 

Last weekend, over 3,000 migrants crossed the border in Central Texas according to Border Patrol which was mentioned on X, formerly Twitter. 

How many more busses do you think Governor Abbott will send this year to sanctuary cities?

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